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Chai Wheat - Pyramid Breweries, Inc.

Chai WheatChai Wheat

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44 Ratings
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Ratings: 44
Reviews: 6
rAvg: 3.5
pDev: 11.43%


Brewed by:
Pyramid Breweries, Inc. visit their website
Washington, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Wheat Ale |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
Our Chai Wheat is an unfiltered, fusion-inspired brew designed to be a unique alternative to commonplace wheat beers. With essence of Chai tea, noble hops and gracious amounts of sweet caramel malts, the result is a well rounded, sweet, and robust wheat beer, distinctive in its class.

(Beer added by: BucannonXC5 on 10-06-2012)
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Reviews by TheSixthRing:
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TheSixthRing

California

3.43/5  rDev -2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Appearance - Pours a cloudy, dirty orange color with a white, finger width head. Sub-par retention. no lace.

Smell - Predominant chai notes, clove spice and subtle menthol, fruity esters and backed by a light wheat aroma.

Taste - Follows the nose and as expected. Chai tea flavors dominate the flavor profile. Sweetness with a bit of clove spice, fair earthiness, stone fruit and ends with a subtle menthol quality. Any wheat is buried fairly deep.

Mouthfeel - Light to medium body with a sharp, lively carbonation.

Overall - I believe they achieved what they intended to do, but the end result is something I don't care much for. It's interesting and unique, in the least, but nothing I'd really want to drink again.

Serving type: bottle

11-18-2012 22:06:30 | More by TheSixthRing
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Chai Wheat from Pyramid Breweries, Inc.
80 out of 100 based on 44 ratings.